Secret testing on the Olympic hockey pitch: The image they didn't want you to seeHockey will be played with a yellow ball at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A blue pitch with pink runoffs has already been laid for the Games making for a complete colour revision for Olympic hockey.
It does however look like the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will adopt a fairly relaxed approach to equipment and kit colours on the blue pitch. At major tournaments (played with a white ball) white socks, white shoes and white stickheads are all usually banned by the tournament regulations. But, after some testing, the only restriction currently planned for London 2012 is a ban on yellow goalkeeper shirts.